Cardi B Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Assault Charges (UPDATE)

The rapper previously faced misdemeanor counts.

By
Music
28,476 Hypes 25 Comments

UPDATE: During an appearance at the New York Supreme Court in Queens this afternoon (June 25), Cardi B plead not guilty to the assault charges against her, Reuters reports.

ORIGINAL STORY: Stemming from a brawl that took place at New York’s Angels Strip Club last year, Cardi B has been indicted by a grand jury today on several charges. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper faces two counts of felony attempted assault, as well as counts for harassment, criminal solicitation and conspiracy, according to The New York Times, though CNN notes that the exact charges will remain sealed until the arraignment on Tuesday.

Cardi B, née Belcalis Almánzar, was first arrested for the incident in October of 2018 after surrendering to the New York Police Department, subsequently getting charged with two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of assault. At that time, her attorney Jeffrey Kern stated that he was not aware of any evidence indicating that she had “caused anybody any harm.” It was after the musician rejected a plea deal in April that the prosecutor’s office escalated the case to a grand jury.

The fight in question went down last August, reportedly growing out of tension between Cardi and two female bartenders (who are also sisters) that worked at Angels Strip Club in Queens last summer. Allegedly, Cardi accused one of the women of sleeping with husband Offset, leading to the altercation and ensuing reports that chairs, bottles, and other bar paraphernalia had been used as weapons.

Cardi B’s arraignment is scheduled to take place on June 25 at the State Supreme Court in Queens.

The rapper has been on a whirlwind of success since her smash single “Bodak Yellow” dominated the charts last summer and made her a household name. Most recently, she dropped her latest single, “Press,” just two weeks after releasing the music video for her “Wish Wish” track with DJ Khaled and 21 Savage.

Read Full Article
Source
The New York Times

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

914 Users Online

What to Read Next

Jamila Woods' "BALDWIN" Video Showcases a Hogwarts-Themed School for Chicago Kids
Music

Jamila Woods' "BALDWIN" Video Showcases a Hogwarts-Themed School for Chicago Kids

“Like Hogwarts–but Black.”

Converse Japan Introduces See-Through Chuck Taylor All-Stars
Footwear

Converse Japan Introduces See-Through Chuck Taylor All-Stars

Two tonal, transparent takes on the classic high-top sneaker.

G-Eazy Recruits Tyga for Three-Track EP Project 'B-Sides'
Music

G-Eazy Recruits Tyga for Three-Track EP Project 'B-Sides'

A trio of new songs from the Bay Area star.


H.E.R. & YBN Cordae Wax Poetic About Their Love of Cash on "Racks"
Music

H.E.R. & YBN Cordae Wax Poetic About Their Love of Cash on "Racks"

Produced by Flippa, Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman & Jaron Bozeman.

Designer Kenneth Cobonpue Creates 'Star Wars'-Inspired Furniture by Hand
Design

Designer Kenneth Cobonpue Creates 'Star Wars'-Inspired Furniture by Hand

Special-edition chairs, tables and lamps that reference the classic film.

Arc'teryx's "Rock Solid Used Gear" Program Recycles Pre-Loved Items
Fashion

Arc'teryx's "Rock Solid Used Gear" Program Recycles Pre-Loved Items

A sustainable and affordable alternative to buying brand new equipment.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.